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Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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Five Ways to Wallpaper

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Now with so many options for wallpaper, it may seem more simple or less exhausting to just throw some paint up on your walls. But with these five ways to wallpaper your home, narrowing down your preferences can be the key to moving forward with that textured, shiny or printed wallpaper.

With Birds

It’s no surprise that we found a bird-patterned wallpaper to include on this list. Birds are excellent motifs to use in your home because they can be quite versatile, complementing farmhouse, modern, industrial and Victorian styles (and others). The colors in this example are great; they are actually colors you may see on birds in the wild, and the gray tree trunks enhance visual appeal without overwhelming the eye. Plus, birds can be wonderfully charismatic, even as a pattern on your walls.

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Using Bold Patterns on Small Walls

Especially if you’re searching for something different to adorn the walls of a kitchen, closet, powder room or the little wall space around a doorway, a bold pattern can make the entire space stand out. Take a look at the kitchen below. The uniform cabinetry is made more classic by pairing it with a wallpaper with plenty of attitude. The black background also opens up the space, making it seem a little larger than it is, while the greenery and blooms contribute cheerful colors to the room.

Photo by Studio S InteriorsDiscover farmhouse kitchen design ideas

Perfectly Coordinated

Sometimes prints and patterns can look completely different when put up on multiple walls, so if you aren’t as willing to risk that happening, go for a more perfectly coordinated look. Match the primary color(s) of the room with the color(s) in the patterned wallpaper, and try to keep the number of colors in that pattern to less than three. Or, you can try a more customized route and get a wallpaper that perfectly matches upholstery, linens or both in a bedroom or living room!

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With Subtlety

Using a muted color or pattern on your walls can still bring plenty of style to a room. Especially if you plan on wallpapering every wall, soft colors, or one color, can make any pattern blend beautifully into the room.

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As a Filler

This technique is ideal for a room that doesn’t necessarily need any decor or art, like a laundry room or utility room, but could still benefit from a little personality. Using a small amount of wallpaper, or even putting it on 1/3 of a wall, can offer a room more style while not taking the attention away from other elements or furniture in the room.

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How have you used wallpaper in your home? Share your stories and ideas in the comments below!

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Get the Look: New England Farmhouse Dining Room

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

We can find inspiration for our homes in almost anything, especially when others share photos of their furnishings in magazines or online. Today we are taking a look at a beautiful New England farmhouse dining room and offering recommendations for how you can get a similar look in your own home with decor from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop.

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Photo by Cummings Architects – browse farmhouse dining room ideas | Houzz

Country Windsor Chair

Country Windsor Chair

4' Captain's Dining Table

Captain's Dining Table

Seville Giraffe Rug Collection

Seville Giraffe Rug

Our Country Windsor Chairs come as a set of two, and are a must-have in a farmhouse dining room. The black finish is exclusive to SYW, and their beautiful aesthetic and durability willl never go out of style. The Captain’s Dining Table features straight, clean lines like those of Shaker furniture, while creating a comfortable and lived-in look for your dining room. We love the dark look of the rug in the New England farmhouse above; it breaks up all the wood in the room and draws the eye to the beautiful details of the furniture. The Seville Giraffe Rug can work in the same way, and the pattern is not too complex as to take away from the furnishings – it only serves to amplify their classic style.

3' Rustic Country Pine Hutch

Rustic Country Pine Hutch

Five Arm Chandelier

Five Arm Chandelier

Weathered Hartsville 3 Light Chandelier

Weathered Hartsville 3 Light Chandelier

In our model farmhouse above, the country red cabinets create a charming contrast against the dark furniture, rug and the stains of the wood. Our made in the USA Rustic Country Pine Hutch is ideal if you have a space like the one shown in the photo, as you can bring in more storage while finishing the farmhouse look.

We can’t end this without mentioning the chandeliers above the dining room table; suspending two means you get optimal lighting and enhanced elegance. Our Five Arm Chandelier and Weathered Hartsville Chandelier are both ideal options for recreating the look above.

What inspiraiton have you drawn from this farmhouse dining room? Share your thoughts and ideas about it and our Get the Look picks in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!

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